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Damage Reporting


Damage Report Form and Disaster Hotline
have been disabled for T.S. Imelda


If you received damages to your home or business during the recent weather event, please fill out the Damage Report Survey below or you can call the Disaster Hotline 936.523.3916. The more damage reports received, the better prepared the county will be to request the resources needed to begin the recovery process.

Damage Reporting
(Damage survey and hotline are only active immediately after a disaster response period.)


How to classify damage

 Affected
 Minor
 Major
Destroyed  



Single Family Homes/ Conventually Built Structures

Affected 0-3 inches of water inside: Minimal damage to the exterior of the home. Residents can remain in the structure. Examples:
  •  Partial missing shingles or siding, home kept roof structure intact
  • Cosmetic damage such as paint discoloration or loose siding
  • Broken screens
  • Gutter Damage and debris
  • Damage to an attached structure such as a porch, carport, garage, or outbuilding not for commercial use
  • Damage to landscaping, retaining walls, or downed trees that do not affect access to the residence or has not collapsed into residence
  •  Any water line in the crawl space or basement when essential living space or mechanical components are not damaged or submerged.

Minor less than 18 inches of water inside: Encompasses a wide range of damage that does not affect the structural integrity of the residence. Examples:
  • Nonstructural damage to roof components over essential living space to include large areas of shingles e.g. roof covering, fascia board, soffit, flashing, and skylight
  •  Nonstructural damage to the interior wall components to include drywall, insulation; exterior components to include house wrap, missing doors, broken window framings; or substantial loss of exterior covering, such as missing siding, vinyl, stucco, etc.
  • Multiple small vertical cracks in the foundation
  • Damage to chimney to include, tilting, fallen, cracks, or separated from the residence
  • Damage to or submersion of mechanical components, e.g. furnace, boiler, water heater, HVAC, electrical panel, pressure tanks or well pressure switch, etc
  • Water line less than 18 inches in an essential living space
  • Damage or disaster-related contamination to a private well or septic system

Major more than 18 inches of water insideResidence has sustained significant structural damage and requires extensive repairs. Examples:
  • Failure or partial failure to structural elements of the roof to include rafters, ceiling joists, ridge boards, etc.
  • Failure or partial failure to structural elements of the walls to include framing, sheathing, etc.
  • Failure or partial failure to foundation to include crumbling, bulging, collapsing, horizontal cracks of more than two inches, and shifting of the residence on the foundation of more than six inches
  • Residences with a water line 18 inches above the floor in an essential living space, a water line above the electrical outlets, or a water line on the first floor when basement is completely full

Destroyed: Residence is total loss or damaged to such an extent that repair is not feasible. Examples:
  • Complete failure of two or more major structural components - e.g. collapse of basement walls, foundation, load-bearing walls, or roof
  • Only foundation remains
  • A residence that is in imminent threat of collapse because of disaster-related damage or confirmed imminent danger - e.g. impending landslides, mudslides, or sinkholes

 Manufactured Homes

Affected: Cosmetic damage only. Also applies to residences with damages to a porch, carport, garage, and/or an outbuilding.

Minor: Residence is damaged and requires minimal repairs. Examples:
  • There is no structural damage to the residence and it has not been displaced from the foundation
  • Nonstructural components have sustained damage - e.g. windows, doors, wall coverings, roof, bottom board insulation, ductwork, and/or utility hook up
  • Water line is below the floor system
  • HVAC interior mechanical unit is impacted
 Major: Residence has sustained structural or significant damage that requires extensive repairs, Examples:
  • The residence has been displaced from the foundation, block or piers, and other structural components have been damaged
  • Water has come into contact with the floor system to include belly board insulation, ductwork, and subflooring
Destroyed: Residence is a total loss. 
  • The residence's frame is bent, twisted, or otherwise compromised
  • The residence is missing the roof covering and the structural ribbing has collapsed for the majority of the roof system


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